Consensus Building Around Bolder American Moves

December 14th, 2010

After too much talking about talking, Israel, the Palestinians, and the region as a whole cannot afford yet another delay. It's time for a bold new American strategy, focused on borders and security, before it's too late. Read More...


J Street Rabbinic Leaders Condemn Religious Ruling Barring Home Rentals to Non-Jews

December 8th, 2010

This week's ruling by rabbis in Israel that forbids the renting or selling of homes to non-Jews is deeply disturbing and represents a cynical and offensive use of Torah and Jewish values to promote a discriminatory, fundamentalist ideology. As rabbis, we join with Prime Minister Netanyahu and many other Israeli leaders in condemning this racist decision and standing up for the democratic principles on which Israel was founded. Read More...


J Street Mourns Loss of Life in Carmel Forest Fire

December 2nd, 2010

J Street mourns the loss of the 40 Israelis who died in today's tragic fire in the Carmel Forest near Haifa, the deadliest fire in Israel's history. Read More...


J Street Condemns PA Official's Denial of Jewish Connection to Western Wall

November 27th, 2010

J Street condemns this week's denial by an official of the Palestinian Authority of any Jewish connection to the Western Wall. This blatant disregard of historical fact and disrespect for Judaism's connection to its holiest of places is both disappointing and extremely unhelpful as the United States attempts to break the stagnation and resume direct negotiations between the Israelis and Palestinians Read More...


New J Street Policy Urges Obama to Adopt "Borders and Security First" Strategy

November 23rd, 2010

To address persistent stagnation in Israeli-Palestinians negotiations, J Street is putting forth a new policy proposal urging President Obama to adopt a bolder, more assertive strategy to resolve the conflict. Read More...


J Street Applauds Israeli Cabinet Approval of Ghajar Withdrawal Plan

November 18th, 2010

J Street applauds the Israeli Security Cabinet's approval of a plan to adhere to UN Security Council Resolutions 425 and 1701 and withdraw Israeli military forces from the village of Ghajar. This decision serves Israel's long-term strategic interests and regional security, and is an important step toward a comprehensive peace agreement. Read More...


J Street Profoundly Disappointed by East Jerusalem Construction Announcement

November 8th, 2010

The latest negotiations designed to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict hang by a thread, and the US is working tirelessly to find a way to keep hope for a diplomatic two-state resolution to the conflict alive. The news is even more of a disappointment as Prime Minister Netanyahu is in the US this week, participating in important discussions with Vice President Biden and other American officials over how to resume peace talks and how to address the Iranian nuclear program. Read More...


JStreetPAC Tops $1.5 Million in 2010 Making It Largest Pro-Israel PAC

November 3rd, 2010

JStreetPAC announced today that it distributed over $1.5 million to 61 candidates in 2010, shattering its goals and making it the country's largest pro-Israel political action committee for the second cycle. 43 of the PAC's 61 candidates were elected Tuesday, and three additional candidates are in races that are too close to call at this point (Gerry Connolly [VA-11], Dan Maffei [NY-25], and Raul Grijalva [AZ-07]). Read More...